In the majority of cases, GP’s are the first medical professionals to provide guidance when patients are considering having a baby.
If conception has not occurred after 12 months, where the woman is under 35, or after 6 months where the woman is over 35, and there is no complicated medical history, investigation are recommended.
Preliminary tests for women
Baseline Bloods Day 2-6 of Menstrual Cycle- FSH, LH, E2, AMH, TSH, Prolactin, Rubella, Blood Group Screen.
( FSH- Follicle Stimulating Hormone, LH-Luteinising Hormone, E2-Oestradiol, AMH- Anti-Mullerian Hormone, TSH- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, HSG- Hysterosalpingogram)
(Please note there is currently no Medicare rebate for AMH- cost is approximately $95)
Updated PAP smear (especially if it is over 12 months since the last test).
Baseline transvaginal scan day 2-6 of menstrual cycle for Antral Follicle Count (AFC), ovarian volumes (both ovaries) and assessment for uterine pathology.
*Patient can book in at Fertility SA to have this scan prior to their first consultation with their Fertility SA Specialist. Cost of the scan is $150; patient’s eligible for Medicare will receive a $29.75 rebate (costs current May 2018).
If cycles are irregular:
If cycles are regular:
Luteal Progesterone (to be taken on day 21 of a 28 day cycle)
Consider HSG (Hysterosalpingogram)
Preliminary tests for men
Semen Analysis at SA Pathology
Additional information for GP’s
There is a wide range of information available for GP’s on this site, including:
Our team of Fertility SA Specialists are happy to speak to you about specific cases or more general information. Call 8100 2900.